By 1959, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the elements of what later became known as the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam had realized that it was not possible to have the country re-unified via a general election as stated by the Geneva Accord in 1954, and that the only way to bring the 2 pieces of the country together again was through a military victory.
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Hang Pagoda (Cave Pagoda or Tunnel Pagoda) also called Kompom Chray Pagoda is 5km from Tra Vinh Town. The area of over 2 hecta of Hang Pagoda is completely covered in green forest. Hang Pagoda is also home to hundreds if not thousands of birds and storks. Visiting the Hang Pagoda, you will have to be careful not to be bombarded by their droppings which are like rain drops in late afternoon.
The Samrong Ek Pagoda in Tra Vinh is among the oldest Khmer-styled pagodas in the area. The name Samrong Ek means the Lonely Samrong tree which was in front of the pagoda earlier. The Samrong Ek Pagoda is 3km from the center of Tra Vinh Town and is surrounded by forests of high timber trees of hundred years old. The garden of the Samrong Ek Pagoda has statues depicting different stories of Buddhism. Visiting the Samrong Ek Pagoda, the visitors can consult the chief monk on meditation and Zen Buddhism.
Angkorajaborey Pagoda, also called Ang Pagoda, is located in the Ba Om Pond area ( Ao Ba Om) and opposite the Khmer Museum, 5km west of Tra Vinh Town. Ang Pagoda is among the oldest Khmer-styled pagodas in the Mekong Delta.
Ham Rong Bridge of Thanh Hoa Province, 163km south of Hanoi, was considered to be one of the symbols of the Vietnamese resilience during the war. Ham Rong Bridge was the only bridge across the Ma River ensuring the flow of man-force and war materials by road from North into South Vietnam.